Can someone shed light as to what the real problems for Pakistan have been? It's difficult to agree that mission and fire control hardware are serious challenges, however, the fact that Pakistan seem not to have made much progress suggests that something or the other is a real stumbling block - what is that stumbling block?
good choice of pakistani song aswell..
Date Posted: 19-Apr-2011
Pakistan calls for UAV purchase to engender military independence.
Jon Grevatt Asia-Pacific Industry Reporter - Bangkok
Pakistan has repeated its call for the United States to agree to provide Islamabad with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies to allow the Pakistan armed forces greater independence when carrying out surveillance missions.
A statement by the Pakistan government on 18 April said Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani urged visiting representatives from the US Congress to "use their influence" with the Obama administration to agree on a strategy "under which the drone technology should be transferred to Pakistan".
In March 2010 the US Department of Defense (DoD) said it was exploring options for supplying Pakistan with 12 RQ-7 Shadow UAVs to enable the Pakistani armed forces to have their own intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets. It was previously expected that the UAVs would arrive in Pakistan at the end of 2010 or in early 2011.
Pakistan has repeatedly complained to the US about attacks by CIA-run UAVs inside its borders. In the statement, Gilani also said: "The US should refrain from drone attacks and instead share credible intelligence to enable Pakistan to take action against the terrorists itself."
The proposed UAV procurement, which is estimated to cost around USD150 million, will be funded through the Pakistan Counter-insurgency Capability Fund: an aid package established in 2009 to provide USD2.8 billion to Pakistan over five years in an effort to build a counter-insurgency capability. A similar amount is available to Pakistan under the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) framework.
Much of these funds are available for procurement but, despite this, Pakistan has not usually been offered high levels of technology transfer on such acquisitions. Pakistan's purchase of F-16 aircraft in 2006, for instance, was delayed due to negotiations over some of the clauses that the US government put in place regarding the transfer of technology.
DAWN is reporting that the US has now offered to supply the RAVEN mini-UAV for ISR ops.
Still no armed UAV so waste of funds.
so what about the news that U.S would supply some UAVs to pak???
chinese UAVs will be equipped with precision-made bombs
Airborne weapons, the difficulty of making air-ground ammunition is the largest air because the ground is much more complex than the interfering factors. 據《簡氏》報道，近10年來，中國推出了一系列雷達制導炸彈（以前是GPS加慣性制導，現在是雷達與GPS 復合制導），性能也不斷提升。 According to "" report, nearly 10 years, China has launched a series of radar-guided bombs (formerly GPS plus inertial guidance, radar and GPS is now combined guidance), performance has been increasing.
At the same time actively standoff weapons development, a number of models have emerged in the People's Liberation Army Air Force fighters, bombers, and Army aviation in the unmanned aerial vehicles, armed helicopters.
China Aerospace Science and Technology is developing the "FT" series of precision-guided bombs, including 500 kg of FT -1 and 250 kg of FT -3.
If you install extended range devices, the FT and FT -1 -3 -2 bombs can be upgraded to soar and soar -6, with a range of 90 kilometers and can hit the enemy headquarters, factories, ports, communications centers and ground troops.
The same company is also developing small-diameter bombs soar -5, the bomb lies between 55-75 kg, the use of semi-active radar seeker, the carrier aircraft or ground forces, precision guided the terminal is mainly used to destroy hiding in the population agglomerations goals. 有消息稱，解放軍計劃將該炸彈搭載在國產彩虹－3無人機上。 It is said that the PLA plans to carry a bomb on UAVs in domestic rainbow -3.
In addition, China is still on display at last year's Zhuhai Air Show, the Ray Stone -6 another small-diameter bomb, which includes 50 kg and 100 kg models.
Turkey became the 3rd country in the world after USA and Israel in building strategic unmanned combat air vehicle.
TAI Anka-A Unmanned Air Vehicle Flight Video (Software and material of UAV: 100% Turkish):
TAI Anka-B Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Flight Video (with Turkish-made Roketsan Cirit Missiles):
..will be published after the restriction on the video is removed...
I think, Pakistan is a friend country of Turkey.
Turkey should help Pakistan and give know-how technology to Pakistan in developing Pakistan's own UAVs and UCAVs.
If Pakistan desires, Turkey should sell TAI Anka-B UCAV as well.
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